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Sustainable Development Goals

Soil and land resources underpin and support global efforts towards sustainable development

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Sustainable Land Management

Collaborative strategies to stop soil and land degradation

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Land Governance

Finding appropriate governance and institutional frameworks to support livelihoods and sustainable soil use

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Transforming Cities

Reorganizing our urban systems for transformation

Your roadmap to the Global Soil Week 2015

Out now! Programme brochure for the third Global Soil Week now available.

The GSW 2015 highlights how sustainable soil management and responsible land governance is key to the post-2015 development agenda and the on-going negotiations of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Soil Atlas 2015

Facts and Figures about earth land and fields:

Depicting the significance and the state of land, soil and agriculture in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world.

Illustrating why we should fight for a just and sustainable soil and land policy.

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Recent News and Blog Posts

Better save soil!

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Visit ONE HECTARE

ONE HECTARE is an open-air art and participatory exhibition in public space. The art exhibition includes several site-specific new works by international artists, in the form of performances, sculpture, sound installations, and videos. Parallel to the exhibition there will be a varied program of free public workshops and events. The exhibition is part of a broader effort to raise awareness and to foster a fruitful dialogue about the local and worldwide significance of soil. It is conceived as a forum for exchange and action, for art, science and people. The exhibition addresses soil and land from a local, global as well as a very personal perspective. Visit the website

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